Children are at the heart of our curriculum. Their learning must be rooted in experiences appropriate to their developmental levels, and pursued based on an individual interest. Our quality early childhood curriculum is focused on the whole child and considers physical, cognitive and social-emotional growth. We make our school fun and interesting, with lots of interactive games and projects that coincide with their current academic focus. In addition, we offer many thematic-based study units throughout the year.
The importance of knowing when a child is ready to take the next step is a crucial part of their educational progression. (For this reason, we do not require that children are potty trained at the time of enrollment but we have tremendous success helping with this process when the time is right.) There are ways of teaching and encouraging a child’s interest, to make them feel good about themselves and happy to learn something new. Each day should be an adventure and you will see your child grow a great deal during his or her time with us. Their early learning experience should be the most positive of their life; it can easily influence feelings about education in the future.
At Little Scholars Academy, we cultivate an environment that teaches social skills. Opportunities to practice and strengthen teamwork, leadership and communication skills help to instill social confidence at an early age. Kindness and acceptance of others is always encouraged.
A 1:8 teacher-to-child ratio, (the state norm is 1:10) allows us to dedicate more time to each child and illustrates the quality of our program comparatively. The child-teacher bonds of affection, trust and respect are strengthened by this aspect of our program. A smaller class size allows our teachers to track each student’s progress with a check-sheet that we have developed. We have been achieving wonderful results utilizing this tool in our classrooms.
Our students and families are of the utmost importance. Our Daily Report Forms keep a record of care and classes for each child and will be available for view and discussion at the end of each day. Progress check-sheets are updated each week and displayed on site for parents to also track their child’s growth. We have a private photo share site where we post hundreds of photos each month. In addition, each child’s birthday is made a fun and special celebration.
Visit our Parent Resources page; it has many helpful items for our families including menus, supply lists, activity calendars, photo link and inclement weather policy/links.